Sziget reminisce on seven days of the world’s biggest artists, performers and activists uniting in a love revolution on the Island Of Freedom.
The fifth biggest festival in the world, Sziget, welcomed over 530,000 people from over 100 different countries for seven days, to watch more than 1000 artists, performers and activists from Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters and Post Malone to Dr Jane Goodall and Emtithal Mahmoud.
Sziget Festival take a triumphant look back at their 27th year with a vibrant, awe-inspiring after movie demonstrating the electric atmosphere present throughout the Island Of Freedom.
At Sziget there’s something for everyone, no matter what age (this years oldest visitor was 78 years old, the youngest was just 3 years old!), race or preference. Visitors came from over 100 countries including New Zealand, Philippines, Uruguay, Trinidad and Tobago, and Sri Lanka (the highest number of attendees came from the Netherlands), each experiencing the unbeatable music, theatre, comedy and workshops offerings from performers, artists and speakers from over 62 different countries.
Sziget Festival kicked off on 7th August with a storming performance from Ed Sheeran on the main stage, and ended with a powerful set from the legendary Foo Fighters on Tuesday 13th August with performances from Martin Garrix, Post Malone, The 1975, Florence & The Machine, Twenty One Pilots, The National, Years & Years in-between on the main stage.
A Love Revolution, Sziget uses its power of our community, guided by love, to support causes that could help the planet become a better place. Each day on the mainstage, appearances from the likes of Dr Jane Goodall (UN peace envoy and environmentalist) Emtithal Mahmoud (poet, activist and UNHCR goodwill ambassador) and Al Gore, (former US Vice President, founder of the Climate Reality Project and NGO) whose thoughts were shared through a video message.
With artists appearing across the week included:
Ed Sheeran, The 1975, Martin Garrix, Richard Ashcroft, 6LACK, Macklemore, James Blake, The National, Mura Masa, Post Malone, Years & Years, Jungle, Florence & The Machine, Catfish & The Bottlemen and the Foo Fighters (to name but a few).
Sziget’s ‘Wishmachine’ project is now live allowing fans to submit their dream festival line up for 2020: mymusic.szigetfestival.com
With preparations well underway for the 2020 instalment of Sziget, the aftermovie gives a taste of the magic that awaits upon the Island for those that are yet to experience it (or those wanting to re-live it).